Impact of School Closures on Examination Activities #Covid19 #CoronaVirus

As a result of the current closure of all schools in the State, the impact on the state examination activities scheduled at this time and in the near future has been considered by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) in conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills. Consequently, the SEC is confirming… • The cancellation […]

8 Top Tips for Kitchen Hygiene

Brought to you by Silestone, Cosentino Ireland   The kitchen is the heart of the home – keep it healthy!     Kitchens are the heart of the home, and now more than ever, they’re at the centre of our daily lives.  It’s where we cook, eat, relax and socialise, so it’s extremely important to […]

Barnardos Issues Parental Guidance To Maintain Digital Wellbeing #coronavirus #covid19

In this unsettling time as more parents try to work from home, children’s screen time may increase more than usual. More than ever, it is important to be critical about the information we read online and to manage your digital wellbeing. If you feel your screen time is excessive, or is affecting you and your […]

ALONE extends opening times of COVID-19 phone line for older people as it receives hundreds of calls

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has received hundreds of calls to their COVID-19 support line for older people since it launched on Monday last, 9 March, and has extended its opening hours to include Saturdays and Sundays.   ALONE has received increasing numbers of phone calls from older people looking for support and […]

Message to Students from Presidents of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology

Message to Students from Presidents of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology Dear student,   We have taken the unusual decision to write to you collectively in these extraordinary times. Your health and safety and that of our wider community is our primary concern, which is why we have all instigated revised at-distance teaching and […]

Call for Emergency Legislation on Mortgages and Rent

Seanad Eireann Candidate Peter Finnegan is calling on the Government to enact Emergency Legislation requiring Banks to place a moratorium on mortgage payments and loan repayments for a period of six months while the country is engulfed in the Coronavirus crisis.  He is also calling for emergency measures by Government to assist businesses who continue […]

Irish Water statement on COVID-19 response

The Irish Water Crisis Management Team has been meeting over the past number of weeks to prepare for and deal with any issues arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   Irish Water’s aim is to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and to secure the consistent quality and supply of drinking water and to […]

HSE Advice about Anti-Inflammatory medication and COVID-19

The HSE is today, (Monday 16th March 2020), advising anyone with Covid-19 to continue to take any medication you were already taking, unless you are told not to by a healthcare professional. This includes anti-inflammatories (NSAID) such as ibuprofen, naproxen or diclofenac. In response to false information about anti-inflammatory medication and Covid-19 circulating in media […]

Webinar to focus on Energy Democracy in Local Communities, so everyone has access to Community Power

An online webinar aimed at discussing how we can build energy democracy in local communities so that everyone has access to community power will be held on Tuesday, March 24th. Co-hosted by Tipperary Energy Agency and Friends of the Earth Ireland, the webinar will be free to join but places are limited so registration is […]

“Coronavirus is biggest financial crisis since 2008 crash” – Seán Kelly MEP warns

Seán Kelly MEP has warned that the Coronavirus poses the biggest financial threat to Europe and globally, since the 2008 crash. The Ireland South MEP made the comments in Brussels today, Tuesday, as the European Parliament debated emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus at a specially curtailed plenary sitting in […]

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